Sònia Rojas-Farreras

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BACKGROUND Severe mental disorders are associated with social distance from the general population, but there is lack of data on the stigma reported by individuals with common mental disorders. AIMS To identify the correlates and the impact of stigma among individuals with common mental disorders. METHODS Cross-sectional, household interview survey of(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions and their sociodemographic and psychopathological correlates at the population level are unknown. METHOD Obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions and mental disorders were assessed with the Composite International Diagnostic Interview 3.0 in a random subsample (n=2804) of individuals(More)
BACKGROUND Prognosis of patients with bullous pemphigoid (BP) is controversial, with a 1-year mortality rate ranging from 6% to 48%. OBJECTIVE To determine the mortality rate of a large cohort of patients with BP and to identify prognostic factors associated with early mortality. METHODS Patients diagnosed with BP between January 1, 1990 and December(More)
BACKGROUND The methodology commonly used to estimate disease burden, featuring ratings of severity of individual conditions, has been criticized for ignoring co-morbidity. A methodology that addresses this problem is proposed and illustrated here with data from the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys. Although the analysis is based on(More)
BACKGROUND Information of the epidemiology of Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in Spain, one of the biggest southern European countries, is scarce and heterogeneous. The objective of this study was to assess the epidemiology of the disorder in the Spanish sample of the ESEMeD project. METHODS The ESEMED-Spain project is a cross-sectional, general(More)
OBJECTIVE This study described use of services for a major depressive episode and determined factors associated with use in Spain, a country with universal access to care and a relatively low prevalence of depression. METHODS Data were from the European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (ESEMeD). ESEMeD-Spain was a cross-sectional, general(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in community-dwelling 85-year-olds and to study the factors associated. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Community-based survey study of seven primary healthcare centers. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred twenty-eight people born in 1924 and registered with primary healthcare centers. (More)
BACKGROUND The ExtaviJect® 30G autoinjector was developed to facilitate parenteral self-administration of interferon beta-1b (Extavia®), a first-line disease-modifying therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis. Our aim was to assess patient compliance with treatment when using the autoinjector, patients' and nurses' experiences of using the device, its(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies on the effect of life events (LEs) have been carried out in convenience samples which cannot be considered representative of the general population. In addition, recent studies have observed that gender differences in the health related quality of life (HRQoL) impact of LEs might be lower than believed. We assessed the relationship(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) is aimed at maintaining corticosteroid-free remission and improving quality of life (QoL). AIM Assess patients' perception of disease burden and unmet clinical needs in moderate/severe UC patients. METHODS Adults surgery-free conventionally treated patients with Mayo score ≥6 were enrolled in an(More)